Saturday, May 22, 2010

Swim with the Champions Tour

Did Ryan win a GOLD medal??? Nah, she's just borrowing one until she gets her own. ;) We signed the swimmers up for a pro-am with 3 Olympic medalists: Misty Hyman (Ryan's favorite), Maritza Correia and Matt Targett.

Here's the group shot

they were all SO nice, we will do this again!!

Ryan on the blocks against Misty...AWESOME! I had to quick grab my still camera because I was getting video at the same time. I will try and post those later.

autographs at the end. Ryan has had Misty's picture on her door for the last 3 years. :)

Notice the bling?? Those are Matt's 3, yes 3, NCAA AUBURN rings. He let Ryan wear them since her middle name is Auburn.

I had pictures of Jared but his group was way across the pool. He had a great time as well. Rob and Kevin stayed home and had some "guy time". Looking forward to a great summer in the pool.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Last Days at Chalker for Jared

Wow the last few weeks of 5th grade are PACKED with fun things to do. We had the field trip to Tennessee, the Target presentation, a Hawaiian Luau with DJ, a red carpet lunch and video presentation, awards assembly, class awards and the walk of fame through the halls. We didn't get that kind of treatment in 5th grade! Jared received 1 award, the class Science award-Way to go!
One bus stop on our street uses silly string on the 5th graders for the last day of school. Since they only had two kids this year they invited all the 5th graders and their families to come to their stop. We had silly string, a banner for the kids to run through, popsicles, cold drinks and plenty of pictures. The bus driver was SO sweet about the entire thing, even when her bus got "decorated".
YAY!! It's officially SUMMER VACATION

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Medieval Feast-Roger Bacon


like the monk wig? $2.50 (yay me) the other stuff we already had at home.

decorations for the feast, the room looked outstanding!

more decorations.....

...and more

a shot of the class all decked out. I spy with my little eye:
Leif Eriksson, Ann Boleyn, Johannes Gutenberg, Richard the Lionheart, Marco Polo, Queen Elizabeth I, Kubla Kahn, Henry the VIII...

This would be "Roger" slaying the 7 foot tall dragon that was in the room....

The last two weeks of school are JAMMED full of activities for all three kids. Between the field trip to Tennessee, Medieval Feast Day, Field Day (x3) and end of the year projects (x4) we are going to ENJOY summer break!
Jared chose to do a monologue on Roger Bacon, a monk who developed the scientific method, discovered the camera and helped spread Christianity :) Good Boy! :) He did a great job on his presentation, we may have an actor on our hands. :) The room looked beautiful for the feast! I didn't help much because it was on the tails of Relay but total props to the moms that took that project on. I was SO tempted to buy one of the huge Knights for my Dad, he's always wanted one ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5th Grade Field Trip

5TH Grade Trip to Tennessee

This is Jared's group of pals, they did a business project together and that was their name:
Josh, Jared and Jordan

:):)Never seen the penguins at this aquarium before :):)

love this one ;)

I loved the butterfly room, I could have stayed in there all day. Made me think of relay...

This is a Relay butterfly, "painted lady" I think is the name.

Jared and Autumn

Inside Ruby Falls. I wasn't a fan of the tunnels to get there but I LOVED how these pictures came out :)

They were doing a light show with music to make it more exciting...

pretty :)

The castle is made from all the rock they brought up from the elevator shaft to get down to the caverns. I think we were down 270+ feet.

Today was the class trip up to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX and Ruby Falls. It has been a LONG time since I have done that day trip. The aquarium was great because we did a building I have never been in before. I actually liked that one better then the main building. The touch tank, butterflies and penguins were awesome! We had a pizza lunch on the plaza and then off to IMAX. We saw the Hubble Movie and Jared was in heaven. It was super cool in 3-D and we learned quite a bit. The entire room shook when the shuttle launched-I can only imagine being at the Cape for the real deal. Next stop was Ruby Falls (named after the founders wife, not because there are Ruby gems everywhere). We had to take a tiny elevator down a narrow shaft into the caverns...walk for 30-45 minutes and viola! the Ruby Falls. The kids had a great time, I was exhausted :) The coach bus trip was fun until the airconditioner quit...minor details.
Rob picked us up at school and we were off to Chick Fil A. Jared and Ryan BOTH made student of the month for May and got a free meal in their honor. Nice :) Tomorrow is the Medieval Feast for Target.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I ~heart~ Faces--"Celebrating Mom"

CELEBRATE, Remember & Fight Back!

Every year our family does the Relay for Life with the American Cancer Society and each year it is the Friday night before Mother's Day. For Survivors and their families it makes the day even more special. I saw this mom and her little girl walking the track with the BIGGEST smiles on their faces. Mom is a cancer survivor and the little girl is just so happy to be with her. It was such a sweet moment I asked if I could get their picture. The theme for Relay is Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back...I think this is a perfect picture Celebrating this Mom! Head on over to I heart Faces to see other pictures "Celebrating Mom".

Tuesday, May 4, 2010



Mom, Dad, Kevin & Ryan